Juventus’ off the field problems involving Antonio Conte recieving a 10 month ban didn’t affect the Italian champions in the first match of the 2012-2013 season, beating Napoli 4-2 in the Supercoppa Italiana, winning the title for the first time since 2005 and starting 2012 on a very promising note. More
Despite the championship ramifications of Inter dropping points at home to Palermo and Juventus losing in Genoa to almost completely lose any hope of catching up with Inter, the biggest game in Italy this weekend was played in Rome.
In the 120th version of the Rome derby Lazio dealt a serious blow to AS Roma’s fading Champions League hope with a 4-2 victory in the Stadio Olimpico. Lazio still have UEFA cups aspirations of their own and even though it’s a long shot, a win in the most important game of the year for them could give them the lift they need for the rest of the season. More